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Pulling Together: Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad, HealthQuest holds 3rd annual rescue truck pull

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) The Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad and HealthQuest Saturday morning held their third annual Rescue Truck Pull, located at HealthQuest in Raritan Township.

Teams competed to see who could pull the Squad’s 68,000-pound Heavy Rescue 495 50 yards across the parking lot on a slightly uphill grade.

Ten teams competed, including several teams Captained by HealthQuest’s personal trainers and several formed by emergency services departments. The teams included Whitehouse Rescue Squad, Readington, NJ, Raritan Township Fire Company, Flemington Volunteer Fire Department, Hunterdon Healthcare, and Flemington-Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad. Additional teams were formed by The Garage at HealthQuest as well as the construction crew working on an apartment building next door.

The Flemington squad’s own team consisted of twelve members: Kate Moran, Geoff Benz, Dylan Beyer, Frank Emanuele, Gary Breuer, James Breuer, Donal McGeady, Tonya Gruchacz, Steve Indoe, Karolina Lankamer, Kyle Varin, and Andrew Glowacki.

A smaller version of the truck pull for kids saw a single team of kids (with help from a dad or two) pulling the squad’s command vehicle, weighing in at approximately 5500 pounds a similar length.

All the proceeds from the event were donated to the Squad. This year, event planning was spearheaded by HealthQuest Director of Fitness and Wellness, Chelsea Salisbury, and FRFARS Acting President, Andrew Glowacki.

Plans are already underway for an even bigger and better Truck Pull in November 2022.


  1. Team Chelsea 28.01
  2. Team Mark 28.50
  3. Flemington Fire 32.81
  4. Raritan Township Fire 33.17
  5. Construction Crew 34.02
  6. Team Ted & Julia 34.39
  7. Flemington-Raritan First Aid & Rescue 34.69
  8. Whitehouse Rescue & Hunterdon Medical Center 35.43
  9. The Garage 35.98
  10. Team Laura & Alex 38.28

Kid’s Pull: 48.00

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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